Centers in North America

Brooklyn College—Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service

Brooklyn College—Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service

Brooklyn, New York

https://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/centers/children.php

Description: The Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service at Brooklyn College was established in 1997. The Center concentrates on pedagogy, research, and public service to the community. Major activities of the Center are participation in local, national, and international research efforts on behalf of children and youth and assistance to governmental and advocacy agencies as well as community-based organizations in their work on behalf of children and young people.”

Jeremy R. Porter, Director
Phone: (718) 951-5000, ext. 6599
Email: jporter@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Children and Youth Studies Program and the Children’s Study Center
Phone: (718) 951-5000, ext. 1413
Alternate Phone: (718) 951-3192
Email: childrensstudies@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Case Western Reserve University—Schubert Center for Child Studies

Case Western Reserve University—Schubert Center for Child Studies

Cleveland, Ohio

https://schubert.case.edu/about-us/

Description: “The Schubert Center for Child Studies aims to strengthen links between child-related academic study, public policy formation, and professional practice. Based in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, the Schubert Center convenes experts from across campus and throughout the Cleveland community to provide an innovative forum for multidisciplinary education, research, and communications focused on child policy.”

Schubert Center for Child Studies
Phone: (216) 368-0540
Email: schubertcenter@case.edu

Jill Korbin, Director of the Shubert Center for Child Studies and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (216) 368-4413
Email: korbin@case.edu

Gabriella Celeste, Co-Director of the Childhood Studies Minor
Phone: (216) 368-5314
Email: celeste@case.edu

University of Florida—Center for Children’s Literature and Culture

University of Florida—Center for Children’s Literature and Culture

Gainesville, Florida

https://www.clas.ufl.edu/cclc/welcome.html

Description: “The Center for Children’s Literature and Culture is an interdisciplinary center based in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Members of the Center include faculty and researchers from the University community; teachers, librarians, media specialists, and others working directly with children; and artists and writers creating works for children in print and other media.

Our purpose is to encourage the exploration of this vital area of our cultural life through scholarly and critical investigations; through meetings, symposia, and seminars; and through the development of innovative ways to make the research and concerns of our members available to the general public.”

John Cech, Director
Phone: (352) 392-6650, ext. 285
Email: jcech@english.ufl.edu

Melissa Bianchi, Coordinator
Phone: (352) 392-6650
Email: mbianchi@ufl.edu

University of Lethbridge–Institute for Child and Youth Studiest

University of Lethbridge–Institute for Child and Youth Studies

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

https://www.uleth.ca/research/institute-child-and-youth-studies-i-cys

Description: The University of Lethbridge’s Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS) is a multidisciplinary research institute committed to examining what children and youth mean as social, demographic, artistic, legal, and existential categories. While strongly grounded in the humanities and social sciences, I-CYS connects scholars working in all disciplines and faculties at the University of Lethbridge and beyond. I-CYS is also a community-building project. Through our events, e-newsletter, and website, we foster conversations and collaborations that cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines, while creating links between scholars, practitioners, and community members. Our aim is to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research – both curiosity- and policy-driven – about young people.

Jenny Oseen, Contact and Administrative Support
Phone: (403) 329-2551
Email: oseejs@uleth.ca

University of New Hampshire—Child Study and Development Center

University of New Hampshire—Child Study and Development Center

Durham, New Hampshire

https://www.chhs.unh.edu/csdc

Description: “The CSDC philosophy and pedagogical approach is rooted in the traditions of constructivist theory and practice. Since the early 1990s our center has been inspired by the ideas of early educators in Reggio Emilia, Italy, that emphasize the social construction of knowledge, the inquiry process of long terms investigations by learners, the role of symbolic languages in developing understanding, and the importance of reflecting family and culture in our environments. The children’s program is built upon the belief that children learn best when provided rich experiences that encourage collaborative inquiry and study of the world in which they live. Diverse materials and media are provided to them to support the many ways children represent knowledge. Taking an emergent/responsive curriculum approach, teachers act as learning partners and modify their practice in response to children’s questions, theories, and misconceptions.”

General Contact
Phone: (603) 862-2835
Email: info@unh.edu

University of Winnipeg–Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures

University of Winnipeg–Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

https://crytc.uwinnipeg.ca/home.php

Description: “The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) supports scholarly inquiry into literary, media, and other cultural texts for children and youth.”

Doris Wolf, Director
Phone: (204) 789-1473
Email: wolf@uwinnipeg.ca